Reprieve for Nickelsville 'til Wednesday


Two weeks after the Nickelodeons set up 150 pink tents before dawn in city-owned lot on West Marginal Way, the encampment remains alive and fighting. Over the weekend Nickelsville was given a reprieve by the city, which bumped the deadline for it to leave Discovery Park to noon Wednesday. (The city had previously said the homeless residents had to vacate by noon today.) A spokesperson for Nickels says the mayor agreed to extend the deadline at the request of the Nickelodeons' attorney. Encampment residents are pursuing possible legal action in an effort to stay on land adjacent the Daybreak Star Center until a permanent location can be found. Meantime, Nickelsville organizers have also written letters to 22 property owners-- including the University of Washington, Washington Department of Transportation, Sabey Corp., Seattle School District, Port of Seattle, Burlington Northern Railroad, and Prescott Development LLC-- asking for help in finding a site.

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